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Dude-Where’s-My-Bus Moment Leads to Replica Effort Ahead of Woodstock 50th

Posted August 15, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto VW vw bus Woodstock

When Bob Grimm paid Bob Hieronimus $1,000 in 1968 to paint up an 11-window Volkswagen bus for the former’s rock band, Light, neither could imagine that it would go on to eclipse the fame of the band that was to ride in it or that it would become emblematic of the entire hippie movement and inspire a quest to replicate it nearly half a century later.

That’s evident largely in the fact that both Bobs somehow lost track of one of the most eye-catching buses around.

“It was being held together by the paint,” Hieronimus told The Baltimore Sun last year, noting that he likely — though he doesn’t recall for sure — traded it for another van after it spent some time on a Baltimore-area commune and endured a number of engine and transmission swaps. And after the van made the trip to Woodstock that seared its image into the public consciousness.

New Woodstock, old VW bus. An ex-hippy looks to bring his style to the modern era.

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08/15/2018 12:15 PM

Cool Schoolie....

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08/16/2018 9:07 AM

Ahh, the Further bus! The Merry Band of Pranksters!

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The Sistine Chapel of buses...

Goes no Further....

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